Biesse Canada moving
to new headquarters
The new Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada
headquarters in Mirabel, Quebec.
Solid Wood Technologies
Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada
will soon move to new headquarters in
Construction of the facility began in October 2008, and the
25,000-square-foot structure contains
nearly 6,000 square feet for offices and
meeting and training rooms.
A number of green building approach-es have been incorporated into the design,
such as the liberal use of glass, which will
let in abundant sunlight and lessen the
need for electric lighting.
The headquarters also include a
6,000-square-foot showroom where
Biesse and Intermac machines will be
demonstrated at in-house events.
Mirabel was chosen as a location for
its easy access to freight transportation.
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April construction stats
(Percent change from March)
Source: McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group
April construction slips 1%
New construction starts fell 1 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $386.6
billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
The report cites a slower pace for public works
construction as contributing to the decline after
the start of several large pipeline and rail projects
Non-residential building in April gained 9
Residential building increased 8 percent in
April, with single-family up 13 percent, and multi-family down 11 percent.
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Flakeboard to install
third melamine press
Flakeboard announced plans to install its third new melamine press at its Duraflake particleboard plant located in Albany, Ore.
This press installation, scheduled for first quarter 2010 start-up, is the final
stage of a melamine expansion plan that began with the purchase of three new
presses in 2007.
This final installation will serve the western regions of Canada and the U.S.
and supply those areas with melamine-surfaced Duraflake and Premier products.